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Debriefing the year gone

How have you been using debriefing and review? At TAFES Staff Orientation and Training, I spent a couple of hours with the staff team looking back over the academic year 2019-20. This year has come with a sense of three distinct seasons: pre-Corona, Corona (March-July), and post-Corona (July onwards, when […]

My power is made perfect in social disadvantage

We’ve recently been hearing about the ways sacrificial love plays out in middle class Tanzanian marriages. And Tamie’s been reflecting on American Gospel, a polemical film dealing with prosperity teaching. And I’ve been thinking again about how my understanding of ‘weakness’ in the New Testament has changed. In Australia, we […]

Six ‘Corona Creatures’ crafts

This post puts in one place the six ‘Corona Creatures’ that Tamie collected to create with our kids. While there has been a whole variety of processing activities we did with them (one, two, three, four), our eldest told a friend that the creature crafts have been the key to […]

The Faculty Four Loves

IFES World Assembly 2019 is coming up next week and I’m helping to facilitate a special track for faculty & research students. As it’s being hosted by South Africa, the majority of delegates in this track are from Francophone Africa and English and Portuguese Speaking Africa. We’ll be exploring the […]